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30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 3800
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  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just arrived at St Kilda from NT and was in need of a great feed. Phamish had fantastic service from the moment I walked in. The coffee was good and the food was well presented and tasted great. The portion was also huge. I...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for dinner before heading to a gig at the Palais, great customer service, staff familiar with the area and surroundings, decent range of drinks, very accommodating for requirements, we had a table in the back right section which was great, lighting can...More

Thank GTMezz
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This has always been our 'go to' place for dinner before a show at the Palais. Very disappointed on Saturday night... I wonder if it has changed hands? Normally the restaurant is packed before a show, but there were very few diners. We used to...More

Thank rhondagb58
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Terrible service. Took over 45 minutes to get breakfast. Most people got up and left after coffee. Food was pretty average

Thank missisipi112
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This place has been discovered by the cycling set - I assume that means that they think food can be healthy here? We had the usual egg dishes prepared well and no lengthy wait even though busy. Great location with view of Luna Park near...More

Thank Arty1st
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome find directly opposite Palais Theatre Wow this restaurant has style with a capital S. Greeted with smiles fantastic service who could ask for more. Our drinks and meals came hot and out fast, our server didn’t miss a beat she was just magnificently brilliant....More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Neat location, but it seemed the kitchen wasn’t totally on their game. Servers were generally attentive, and when we shared our dissatisfaction for one dish, they sought to make it right. If we lived here, we would return with the hope that the quality of...More

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

New owners, new menu, A+. Great food. Plentiful seating located inside and outside. Outside seating with views over into the historical Palais Theatre and Luna Park towards the bay. Centrally located and a lot of parking in the area. Steak was delicious. Desert was the...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

visited this lovely restaurant prior to a concert at the Palais recently. although there was a slight mix up with our order which caused a bit of a delay, the meals were all lovely. we went with another couple and the 4 of us were...More

Thank DonsSab
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The service was prompt and friendly and the menu sounded appetising. Considering we were seated early (6pm) and the restaurant fairly quiet and well staffed it took a long time (45mins) to get our meals. Both the bbq prawns and pulled pork burger were over...More

Thank Southhaven4
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Wella T
12 July 2016|
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Response from Nicole S | Property representative |
Our pre theatre menu is simply an offering when guests come in to dine we inform them, it does change regularly and it didn get taken off the site as the palais was under a change of management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9534 3800
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Phamish offers an all day breakfast, lunch & dinner with an iconic view overlooking the palais theatre and Luna park We are modern Australian with a touch of middle eastern cuisine introducing some traditional dishes such as slow braised beef cheek We have an acclaimed and extensive wine list and a fabulous cocktail list also if your in the mood
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